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Aortic arch syndrome

  • Alternative Names

    Subclavian artery occlusive syndrome; Carotid artery occlusion syndrome; Subclavian steal syndrome; Vertebral-basilar artery occlusive syndrome


    Symptoms vary according to the affected artery, but may include:

    • Neurological changes such as:
      • Dizziness
      • Blurred vision
      • Weakness
    • Blood pressure changes
    • Breathing problems
    • Numbness of an arm
    • Reduced pulse
    • Transient ischemic attacks

    Signs and tests